Worbla’s Transpa Art – easy deep-pressing Hello guys! Here is Naruvien Art&Design! Today I want to show you… … the technique of deep-pressing. You can do the deep-pressing technique at best… …with Worbla’s Transpa Art. And with this material, I want to show you a small video! Try it… You know the leavings can be used elsewhere. The casts that will be created in this way… …are very good to create crystals… …to illuminate them from the back… …to colour them from the back… …or to create a mould for resin. What ever you want to create with it… … the result will be something nice! Try it… be brave! Well people… … let’s try it! To create such a deep-pressing cast… you will need this kind of tape rolls. At best they are empty, otherwise you destroy the tape! And you need moulds… …you want to make the cast from. I use the very simple ones… A round one and an angled one. I like to create crystals that are a bit more simple looking. Of course you can use different ones. Something like this… I also used something like the tea candle… You need to press the details our of it, afterwards. These moulds would look like this in the end… Just that you get an idea already. But I will show you how it works at a very simple example now. Your Worbla’s Transpa Art…. … should be a bit bigger than the rolls… …otherwise it might slip into the hole. So nicely pile it up… …then you can start to heat the material lightly, especially when it is rolled up… As you can see now… …it falls a bit down, so place it in the middle again. Let’s start with this mould. Press it slowly into the material! You can see it “closes” around the mould… When you use a mould like this you don’t touch the material, so you might not need… … gloves. But if you are sensible with heat, just use your gloves! When it cooled down… … you can leave it like this. Because of the tape roll border… … the cast looks a bit pyramide-like. But when you look at the end of the cast… …you see how perfekt the material took the shape of the mould. You need to wait now, until I cooled down… … otherwise it might loose it’s shape again. So carefully test, how cold or warm it is. We place it aside and start with the next mould. Well, pile it up again… … place the material on it again. You can see nicely if the material is ready when… …it starts to make “waves”, because of the air of your heat gun. Like before… Should you recognize, that it rolls up, just keep it in place with your hands… If it is not hot enough… …you can always replace the mould and heat it again… You see there is a mark already… Well… not too hot! As you can see it returned in it’s former shape. Smoothly press it down. Do it slowly to prevent the material from ripping. It migh be very flexible and stretchable…. …but it is like with everything… …if you overact it, the result might not be that nice. You can leave it like this now. The first cast can be checked by now. This one is suited to be a mould for resin. If you would like it… In my opinion it is enough to fill it with silicone… …or with leavings of Transpa Art… Because of the stretching the material got a bit thinner now… But you got a beautiful small cast… …you can work with now. If you have an armour for example… …you can implement this little cast in it and set some LEDs. The leavings can be used for other projects, of course… …you don’t need to throw it away! It’s still a bit too warm! But you can use the time to cut around it already. If you don’t want to wait that long… …you can always use mould release agent, like Vaseline. Then it doesn’t stick so long. This one also has a bit of a pyramide-shape. That’s why it fits perfectly as a resin mould… …or as I said, as a crystal. Simply try it and have fun!